The Complete, Annotated Adventures of Booster Gold

It has been 62 Days since Booster Gold last appeared in a DCnU comic book.

 Secret Origins: Bwah-Ha-Ha

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Matt Santori-Griffith has started "Super Buddies," a series of articles exploring "enduring comic book friendships" for Naturally, his first pairing is Blue Beetle and Booster Gold.

Matt invited Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis, the original writers of Justice League International, to have a chat about the origins of comicdom's favorite comedy duo.

Matt Santori-Griffith: So, you guys have been writing Blue Beetle and Booster Gold for a long time. Going all the way back to when they first met in Justice League, when do you feel they first started to click as a friendship for you?

Keith Giffen: I know when I felt it. It was the sequence when they first met Catherine Cobert. One of them made a fool of himself and the other just wouldn't stop laughing.

J.M. DeMatteis: Was that "Moving Day" [Justice League International #8]?

KG: I'm thinking it was. That was the issue where everything clicked.

JMD: Yeah. That also, if I'm not mistaken, was the first "Bwah-ha-ha."

That's true. The first appearance of Beetle's signature laugh was indeed at Booster's expense in JLI #8. That's the stuff that friendships are made of!

You can (and should) read the rest of the article (with pictures!) at (And don't forget to pick up the return of Blue and Gold in Justice League 3000 #12 next week!)
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 The Future's Greatest Superhero

Monday, November 24, 2014

Start off you Thanksgiving holiday week with this Booster Gold poster by artist Mike Mahle.

Booster Gold by Mike Mahle at Deviant Art

You can find more of Mahle's work at
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 The Reason They Invented the Internet

Friday, November 21, 2014

So here's how this comic book character blogging thing works:

Earlier this week, I paid a visit to The Irredeemable Shag's, which just happened to be running a post on the "Great Heroes" DC trading cards from 1987. They were trading cards printed on backing boards included with 3-pack comic books in the late 1980s. I'd never heard of these before. Could there be a Booster Gold?

For more information, I followed Shag's link to, where, thanks to the assistance of Michael Kooiman, I can now show you this, the first Booster Gold trading card, copyright 1989:

© DC Comics

The card was just one of 8 on its original board. You can see a picture of the whole board at Kooiman's slideshow of the entire set at

This card has been added to the archive of Other Media appearances. But while Michael was giving me the pic for the card above, he graciously forwarded a great scan of the one and only Booster Gold pog from SkyBox in 1993!

© DC Comics

My thanks to Michael (and Shag!) for helping make more complete than ever.
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 Being Thankful For 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014

That's a pretty even split among the options. I hope we get real answers sooner rather than later.

Last week's poll question: How does the announcement that Dan Jurgens will be writing the Superman mini-series during Convergence impact Booster Gold? (47 votes)

How does the announcement that Dan Jurgens will be writing the <em>Superman</em> mini-series during <em>Convergence</em> impact Booster Gold?

As for today's poll, I asked a very similar question last year. Let's see if time has changed anything.

This week's poll question: What do Booster Gold fans have to give thanks for in 2014?

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 Convergence Wave 2 Reunites the JLI

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 has some of the solicitations for the second wave of Convergence minis, and it looks like there's at least one that will include Booster Gold:

(Writer: Ron Marz; Artist: Mike Manley, with color by Sotocolor)
The levity of the JLI team collides with the severity of the world of Kingdom Come.

I didn't include the pic from the solicitation — you can see it at — specifically because it doesn't include Booster Gold. For that matter, neither does the solicitation text. But DC can't revisit the JLI without including Booster Gold, can they?

For those of you too young to remember, Ron Marz never actually wrote a single issue of Justice League International. Most of us know Marz as the man who turned Green Lantern Hal Jordan into the villain Parallax and introduced his replacement, Kyle Rayner. It should be interesting to see Marz's take on the signature stylings of Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis.
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